Military aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Said it plans to make 100 of its own product, the basic trainer aircraft HTT-40, over the coming years once the aircraft clears the ongoing critical ‘spin’ tests. Another immediate goal is to work towards getting the basic flight certification of another home product, the Light Utility Helicopter or LUH, by the middle of 2018, T. Suvarna Raju, HAL’s Chairman and Managing Director, told the fifth annual global vendors’ meeting here. Updating a gathering of over 80 Indian and foreign vendors of its key projects, Mr. Raju said, “Given our large number of platforms with the Indian Defence Forces, we remain committed to increasing the scope of work for our vendors.” HAL is internally developing the indigenous basic military aircraft trainer, HTT-40, for training newbie pilots of the Air Force. The first prototype demonstrated a short flight in June last year. Having spent Rs. 350 crore of its own funds on the project since 2013, HAL had earlier said the project would need another Rs. 200 crore to build three more flying versions.